Boy Wonder Joins Bruce Wayne as Second Batman in Ongoing Comic Series – NYPOST.com

Now two Batmen

The Joker isn’t going to be wild about this, but there will soon be not one, but two Batmen defending Gotham City.

After years toiling as Bruce Wayne’s wingman in the comic-book series, Dick Grayson — better known as Robin — will now share top billing with the Dark Knight, DC Comics told The Post.

Grayson had already unofficially taken the reins as the Caped Crusader while Bruce Wayne was lost traveling through time (don’t ask), but upon his return to Gotham City in October, Wayne decides that just one Batman isn’t enough.

In fact, two might not be enough either, DC publisher Dan DiDio said.

“Bruce Wayne realizes that he can’t just be the grim avenger he was before,” DiDio said. “He wants to be more aggressive in his reach, and realizes the change that Batman as a symbol can effect around the world.”

In the new title, “Batman Inc.,” Wayne does what any billionaire would: build a Starbucks-style franchise of Dark Knights.

“Without giving too much away here, we wanted to show how Batman can have a global influence,” he said.

Joining the two Batmen will be Bruce Wayne’s troubled son, Damian, who had already taken on the role of Robin after his father disappeared.

“So aside from the new interaction between the two Batmen, there’s the interesting relationship between Bruce Wayne and his son,” DiDio said.

To avoid confusion between the two Batmen, Grayson’s costume features just the black bat logo, whereas Wayne’s will include the black bat over a yellow moon.

As for Grayson, the Boy Wonder is now all grown up, DiDio said.

“Grayson’s role really is the protector of Gotham City,” he said. “But we thought it only made sense for Bruce Wayne, a billionaire, to take a more global view.”

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